SR Video of the Day: Berlin- Modeselektor
Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary are Berlin’s Modeselektor, an inexplicably powerful and bizarre force in electronic music. Their brash attitude towards genre and an endless supply of musical inspiration immediately stands out to the average listener, almost immediately challenging common conceptions of what the possibilities of music even are. What sets them apart even more so is their signature absurdity and uncanny ability to innovate with humor. Numerous acclaimed releases and some of the best (and funniest) music videos I have ever seen have earned Modeselektor international recognition over many years, and the duo shows no signs of slowing down.
“Happy metal, hard rap, country-ambient, Russian crunk. We don’t like it if people tag us as being a certain style or school or scene or whatever. We don’t really care about all that.” – Modeselektor
Modeselektor will be playing a show in NYC tonight at Sankeys, their only U.S. date announced. They will also join their good friend Apparat for a Moderat show in Brooklyn on Saturday. Witnessing Modeselektor live is must for anyone who likes electronic music, their truly unique show will make you rage, laugh, cry and drenched in champagne. Infusing post modern elements and meta-humor into their live performances perfectly accents their wildly inventive, and slightly sarcastic attitude towards art.
To get a better idea, watch the oddly hilarious video for “Berlin” below, a track of their album “Monkeytown.” I also included some other videos that display how smart, quirky and musically delectable Modeselektor can be at once. Enjoy.